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Polyethylene Foam

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Polyethylene foam is also known as PE and LPDE foam, it is very rigid and resilient.

It is generally used in a variety of applications, the advantage of Polyethylene foam is its strength and how lightweight it is comparable to heavier chemically formed foams. The smooth surface offers excellent consistency, gauge control and low water absorption and vapour transmission. Materials in this range are extremely durable and have exceptional, Ozone, UV, chemical and weather resistant which provide Acoustic, NVH, Thermal and High Performance sealing properties.

At Ramsay we stock Polyethylene Foam buns. This allows us to offer our customers  thicknesses of between 2mm – 145mm, if you are interested in Our Capabilities, please click the link. We also stock a variety of specialist grades, such as fire rated (FR) and firm grades, that offer a high density, for more rigorous applications.

Polyethylene Foam Products

Ramsay supply a wide range of plain or adhesive backed Polyethylene Foam Die Cut GasketsFoam Tapes, Thermoforming and Fabrication & Assembly. A majority of our polyethylene products are supplied to automotive, construction and engineering industries, this is due to polyethylene’s material properties and flexibility of solutions it provides, in relation to sealing properties, light weighting and economical cost in relation to sponge materials.

At Ramsay we only use materials from industry approved suppliers. In partnership with our supply partners NittoRecticelArmacellSekisuiAvery Dennison3M and Zotefoams we are able to offer a wide range of high performance sponge, foams, fabrics and rubber materials. Consequently this enables us to achieve customer specification and manufacture high-quality products.

Polythylene Foam - Material Properties

Material Properties

  • Good Sealing properties (air, dust and water migration)
  • Extremely Lightweight
  • Great rigidity and tear strength
  • Good UV & Ozone resistance
  • Good Chemical resistance


Polyethylene Foam can be used across a wide range of applications.

  • Vehicle gap fillers (spacers)
  • Door lock seals
  • HVAC gaskets
  • EAVE Fillers
  • Metalwork blanking panels/void fill
  • Protective pads
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Thickness AvailableColours AvailableTechnical Specificiation
R452 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-80°C – +100°C33kg1mm – 15mmBlack & WhiteDownload Data Sheet
R452 Polyethylene foam
R472 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-60°C – +90°C25kg1mm – 95mmBlack & WhiteDownload Data Sheet
R472 Polyethylene foam
R474 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-60°C – +90°C33kg1mm – 145mmBlack & WhiteDownload Data Sheet
R474 Polyethylene foam
R478 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-60°C – +100°C42kg1mm – 100mmBlackDownload Data Sheet
R478 Polyethylene foam
R481 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-60°C – +80°C65kg1mm -50mmBlackDownload Data Sheet
R481 Polyethylene foam
R484 Polyethylene foamClosed Cell-60°C – +90°C100kg1mm – 40mmBlackDownload Data Sheet
R484 Polyethylene foam
Plastazote LD RangeClosed Cell-70°C – +120°C15kg – 115kg1mm – 145mmVarious ColoursDownload Data Sheet
Plastazote LD Range


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Our Capabilities

All of our high-performance products are manufactured at our site in Bilston based in the West Midlands, utilising a wide-range of die-cutting equipment for medium to high volume adhesive gasket, tape and fabrication production

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Ramsay Rubber & Plastics Limited
Vulcan Road, Bilston
West Midlands WV14 7HT
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